Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nine down, ??? to go

So I said I'd cry if this happened, but it doesn't seem worth it. A is off of wheat now too. For right now, she can't eat anything that has these ingredients: wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, potatoes, watermelon, peanuts, or chocolate. The good news is that we're going to try and reintroduce either corn, potatoes, or chocolate in a couple of weeks. Given that it'll be Valentine's Day, I'm voting for the chocolate. Watermelon is a non-issue; she doesn't like it anyway.

We're eating a lot of good meats, fruits, and veggies - in short, a very healthy diet. No problem with that. I bought some more alterna-flours and I'm going to try bake some cookies today. This could be fun. My grocery bill is huge. I need to plan my garden for the summer. Thank goodness for the internet too - there's a ton of great recipes out there. I haven't food a decent one for bread...yet. Maybe I'll just have to make one.

That said, I'd like to eliminate the term "allergy free." Really, a recipe for water? 'Cause that's the only thing I can find that's non-allergenic. People have a vast array of allergies. There's no "allergy-free" recipe database that's going to take care of them all. I prefer the term "allergy friendly" because there's less of a chance I'll be let down. The last time I clicked on the featured recipe from an allergy free site, the recipe contained several ingredients we couldn't use. I know you can't please everyone all of the time, but we could compromise, right?

In the meantime, we're getting creative around here. It will be fun!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Updates as they happen

I've been slacking on updating the blog, but at least BUMD has been keeping up with things.  In case you're wondering:

The fifth First Annual Holiday Letter

...what happened after the letter went out (or, why holiday letters should wait until after the year ends).

From there, I should probably start updating more.  Gotta get these thoughts out of my head!